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in november than they did last year. the total u.s. retail sales increased 4 1/2% for the same period. >> apple has begun the early stages of a television set testing. that's the word from wall street journal this morning. kaukauna's collaborating with giant tax to test designs for a large screen high-resolution tv. apple has been testing television several times for a number of years. the testing comes after apple ceo them put hinted in an interview last month of the new tv product offering may be on the horizon. we will see what comes out of that. net flicks says they've learned which in that service provider is the fastest. they did this by tracking subscriber download speeds. net flicks ranked google fiber as a speedy as internet connection and the u.s. with average down mosby's of 2.5 mb per second. the bad as it is will fiber is only available in just one place right now kansas city, attack kansas. the rest of us net flicks as horizon files ranks no. 2 at nearly 2.2 mb per second. tomcats comes at a close third. >> 611 as the time and we will be back in a couple of minutes as we
resume here at city hall as soon as the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals it. they made the ruling that prop 8 was unconstitution unconstitutional. they will decide whether or not they will review the constitutionality. that is the ban approved in 2008. if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled sometime in march or april and the case would likely be decided by the end of june. now if the supreme court decides not to review this today, which they could say that they're going to not review it today, well, then same sex marriages could resume experts say within a couple weeks. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> public health officials are warning san francisco residents of a meningitis outbreak in new york. the big apple is seeing a string of gay men suffering from the potentially deadly bacteria since there's so much travel between our two cities, officials want gay men here to be aware and consider getting vaccinated. >>> if gay men are planning to travel to new york over the holidays for the next several weeks and think that they ma
initial statements about the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. rice submitted a letter to president obam apredicting the confirmation process would be lengthy, time consuming and costly. noting the unfairness of the attacks, massachusetts senator, john kerry is now the projected frontrunner for that post. >> the unscheduled fiscal cliff meeting at the white house between president obama and babe bane is over. no word of progress. the two met for about an hour this afternoon. this was their first face-to-face talk since sunday. mr. obama and boehner have struggled to make the impasse over taxes. the president wants tax rates to rise for the top 2% of income earners, which boehner is opposed to. the deal must be reached by december 31 to avoid the fiscal cliff, which would trigger a series of tax increases and spending cuts. >> a controversial facebook posting, by sergeant carl tnchts of himself, riding through the broadway tunnel and claimed he was with others in a lamborghini, going 100 miles per hour and said they were all drunk. today the chief says he is outraged. >>
obama warned the syrian rezeme the use of weapons -- today the president pledged continued u.s. support for the rebels. and he warns the president the world is watching. >> if you make the mistake of using these weapons there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> secretary of state hillary clinton called the u.s. of chemical weapons a red line for the u.s. no one said what action the u.s. would take. >> republicans offered their counterproposal to avoid the fiscal cliff. they valued the plan at $2.2 trillion with 800 billion from tax reform and the rest in cuts to government problems. last week president obama offered a plan that relied on tax increases that would total $1.6 trillion. the republican plan does not include something the president said is essential, income tax hikes on those making more than $250,000. >>> stocks edged lower on fears the threat from the fiscal cliff might put a damper on the economy. the dow is down 59 to 12,965. the nasdaq is down 8 at 3,002. the s&p is down 6 at 1,409. coming up at 5:45 p.m., car sales reach a level they haven't seen i
county. >> and a look back at some of the year's big stories in the u.s. of a. we'll be right back. ,,,, . >> there is the golden gate bridge, sunny and chilly. a few clouds around. aside from that, a nice day. ,,,,,,,, ban" bandwagon... as the new year begins tuesday. . >>> one of the bay area's largeet counties is jumping on the plastic bag ban bandwagon. as the new year begins on tuesday, the new ban applies to alameda county's unincorporated areas and the cities. the stores won't be able to give customers one-time use plastic bag. instead, bring your own bag or pay 10 cents for each recyclable paper bag. similar laws are in affect in san jose, san francisco and dozens of other california cities and counties. san jose said since the ban took affect, the number of plastic bags littering city streets has gone down 59%. >>> around here, we're seeing the sun shining finally. and -- . >> i am sure that is listed on paper. i am sure when they wrote that, it looked like a good idea. >> i butchered it twice now. >> plastic bag ban bandwagon. >> you got it. took a lot of practice. >> and
. the projects will support prevention and protection capabilities. >> a u.s. attorney says this document plaza residents should be concerned about their privacy rights. >> we are essentially concerned that drones have the capacity to be abused tremendously. >> to get more on that story as the controversy continues to brew. >> let us turn our attention to weather. we have wet weather on the horizon. let us see if it is expected to fall today. >> good morning james we will see live rain especially the north bay. the chances hold off as we wake up tomorrow morning. you are looking live outside relatively clear conditions. we have no issues with visibility as a ticket to our james lick freeway camera. in san francisco we are seeing the clouds start to increase. a cold start to the morning with in most locations in the '40's. into the afternoon mainly north bay showers. we have a slight chance around the san francisco bay. as we head to the evening hours. the rain chance to start to pick up and grow more intense overnight. here is a look at the temperatures we have forties' and '50s 49 out the door
. cupertino a u.s. marine is a victim of a shooting. the carb was hit, he -- car was hit, he was not hit. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with how the sherriff's department is searching for the shooter. >> reporter: you can see highway 85. it was at 1:00 p.m. when the officer heard a noise, his back window shattered. he realized his car was shot, that led to a investigation and a shut down of highway 85 with many questions unanswered. >> reporter: police wouldn't identify which marine was driving this car. shattered windows. you see a car with three bullet holes in the drive side doors. >> he gets alerted, notices there is a pop from his window. pulls over and quickly discovers that he has been shot at. more than once, multiple times. >> reporter: to answer the questions investigators shut down interstate 85. this is where the car was hit. the search was on for evidence. as you can see from news chopper 2 traffic was at stand still for an hour as investigators paced the freeway. while it is unclear where the shots came from the sherriff's department does not believe the driver was targeted becaus
>> a deadly crash in rural plus. disturbing details about a middle school teacher and the u.s. supreme court agrees to take up the issue of same-sex marriages. (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >>pam: two people are dead in a head=on collision in eastern contra costa county. the horrific high speed accident near byron seen here in this sky7hd video from abc7news he took his own life after being arrested in a child molesting case. now we are learning more about the serious allegations against a middle bay. >> and backers and opponents of same sex marriages welcoming today's announcement that the u=s supreme court to rule on california's >> this is a case about fundamental fairness. >>pam: tonight at eight. the c-h-p is investigating a deadly crash in a rural part of the east county. two people. including a child. are dead. kron-4's j-r stone is here with the latest details. j.r.? >> this is a tragic this is a video from the bc 7 high- definition the news. this maker of mass, the blue sedan crossed over the center line. and the collisio
thefully -- the fiscal cliff. >>> and iran claims to have company charred a u.s. drone. why the u.s. is highly skeptical of this story. d like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >>> mostly cloudy skies. some rain developing to the north. some of that will move in. the bulk of it will be in today and tomorrow. >>> developing news from syria. 29 students and a teacher were just killed in a mortar attack in a school near damascus. syrian immediate yay blames terrorists. the syrian government is often called rebels trying to overthrow the syrian regime terrorists. there's still investigations going on. >>> iran has claimed to have captured a u.s. drone. a radar image shows the image. iran says it captured the drone after it entered iranian airspace over the persian gulf. however,
sex marriage in what could result in a landmark civil rights ruling. the justices will exam the u.s. appeals decision in february that found proposition 8 unconstitutional. today, san francisco's city attorney says a shift in public opinion about same sex marriage since proáp prop 8 passed a few years ago. >> i could think of no other case to take up if it is going to take up a case, is this case. coming at a particularly optune time. >> reporter: the supreme court agreed to look at a new york case that found the federal defense marriage act denies legally married same sex couples the benefits. our coverage continues with patty lee live in san francisco with reaction from two key players and one couple that remains in limbo, patty? >> reporter: today's announcement caught a lot of people from off guard, same sex couples hoping to wed to pioneers briefly legalized it in the city. >> reporter: tom picked out items for his wedding to his lifelong partner but they have not set a date. they are waiting for the supreme court to make a decision on gay marriage that will effect them an
the word about warning signs. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: u.s. attorney general eric holder is heading to newtown this afternoon he with will meet with first responders and law enforcement officials after he meets vice president biden who today is embarking on his new mission to reduce gun violence. memorial of flowers, candles and signs continues to grow in newton, not the most vivid reminder. that is the continuous procession of hearses driven through town hour after hour, day after day. the mother nancy lanza will not be buried in newtown her arrangements are being made out of state. cnn is reporting the day before she died she return from a luxury resort in new hampshire. friends tell cnn in recent years nancy felt comfortable leaving adam home alone. home is where he phone the weapons he would use to kill his mother, 20 elementary school children and six teachers and faculty. vice presidented by charged with finding solutions to gun violence today he seeks input from law enforcement officials from afternoon the country. a new group is advocating for what it
. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: u.s. attorney general eric holder is heading to newtown this afternoon he with will meet with first responders and law enforcement officials after he meets with vice president biden who today is embarking on his new mission to reduce gun violence. memorial of flowers, candles and signs continues to grow in newton, not the most vivid reminder. that is the continuous procession of hearses driven through town hour after hour, day after day. the mother nancy lanza will not be buried in newtown her arrangements are being made out of state. cnn is reporting the day before she died she return from a luxury resort in new hampshire. friends tell cnn in recent years nancy felt comfortable leaving adam home alone. home is where he phone the weapons he would use to kill his mother, 20 elementary school children and six teachers and faculty. vice presidented by charged with finding solutions to gun violence today he seeks input from law enforcement officials from afternoon the country. a new group is advocating for what it calls sensible gun
noticed foreman norman r. taught to tampa after serving as commander-in-chief of u.s. central command. he was 78 years old. >> secretaries day hillary clinton is heading back to work next week. clinton's been working from home while recovering from a concussion she suffered after fainting while fighting a stomach virus. >> her return to the state farm is likely to be good news for capitol hill. clinton will testify next move for the congressional committee of the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> genetics and 20 the investigation is the sandy hook elementary school shooting massacre. >> the state medical examiner would do a complete analysis of government-that the gunman as dna. they're not looking for anything specific in the analysis and it is on likely they will find genetic clue into lanes as motive behind the shooting. >> genetics said they're genetic component to mental illness but there are many genes involved, not just a single gene or mutation. results of the dna analysis are not expected for several weeks. >> here is a live look outside at this and tell bridge
prevent the u.s. from going -- hike, from -- going over the fiscal cliff, still in the final hours. >> the house and senate convened for rare sunday sessions in hoping of bridging major impasses. >> conversations and discussions continue and we remain hopeful that'll get a breakthrough. >> we'll pass a minimalist bill so that we won't go over the cliff and then i think we have to go from there. >> on nbc's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for welt healthy americans. >> a mijor sticking point continues to be -- major annual sticking point, the threshold has waiverd from $250,000 to as high as millionion dollar. the country doesn't have a tax revenue problem. t has a spending problem. john boehner issued a statement saying republicans have made every effort to make the balanced agreement that the president promised the american people. we've been reasonable and respondent. the president is the 1 who's never been able to get to yes. >> what i ran on and what the american people elected me to do was to put fourth a balanced a
. >>> the clock is ticking toward the midnight deadline. the frantic last minute efforts to keep the u.s. from going over the fiscal cliff. >>> plus how bay area transit agencies hope to make this a safe new years eve. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning. it is monday december 31st i'm tori campbell in for pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic, steve is right there. you'll need a few minutes to warm up the car. >> for most. there is a couple inland definitely. some 40s near the city and around the bay. inland there is a lot of 30s and upper 20s. mostly sunny, partly cloudy. that system coming in will spin in higher clouds. upper 40s low 50s. here is tara. >> thanks steve. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where you can see traffic moving nicely into san francisco. and this is a look at the san mateo bridge where you can see the same story. traffic on the right heading toward the foster city. opposite side toward hayward. let's head over to dave and tori. >>> now we are hearing from neighbors in san francisco. those that were awakened by an
to a measure banning the adoption of russian children by americans. it is a harsh retaliatory moves against u.s. human-rights legislation. the lower house of parliament, the state duma today approved the second reading of bill responded to the u.s. legislation. to become law the measure would have to pass at third reading in the duma been cleared the upper house before going to president vladimir in houston for his signature. close to 1000 russian children are adopted by u.s. families last year. >> time magazine has unveiled the 2012 choice for its iconic person of the year cover. president obama is this year's choice beating out figures including yahoo ceo morris the mayor, apple ceo tim coke, egyptian president mohammed morsi and bill and hillary clinton. president obama also receive the honor and 2008 when he was president elect. as it has for the past 85 years time magazine up selected the person or persons its editors dean had the single braids impact during the past year. and is 612 a m in the live look from our roof and van ness ave. it is not the goal the spot by a longshot. 41 degrees
in. they only have four days to reach an agreement or the u.s. economy will go over the so- called fiscal cliff. that's when automatic tax increases and spending cuts would take effect. reaching a deal before then what be easy. right now both sides are involved in a high-stakes political blame game. >> we in washington are working while the house of representatives are out watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told the president i would be happy to look at whatever he proposes but the truth is we're coming against a hard deadline here. i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at a hospital in houston with a stubborn fever. the family is, that he will be out of the i see you sound. the chief of staff said supporters a note yesterday including " he would ask me to tell you please put the sharks back in the closet " the 88 year- old has been in a hospital for more than a month after first coming down with bronchitis. >
. >> on more than 300 flights had been canceled in and out of the u.s. this morning. we were crossing our fingers here in the bay area so far we have no delays here. to get you more news faster we will turn to mike pelton who is live at s f o. >> a lot of people are trying to get out early to beat the rush. but they are not having any luck. it is a lot of congestion here at as a foe. and lot of travelers are coming here and this is officially signaling the end of their holiday. thousands of passengers are headed home as they spent christmas with their family and friends. everyone that i spoke with stated that it was a perfect day. >> i went to the movies and i had drinks and i played darts with my friends. >> it's back to the daily grind. >> good nose for travelers. right now there are no delays coming in or going out as at all. this can change as whether rosa in here in san francisco and across the country. we will continue to monitor the other delays. >> a san francisco woman will be arraigned today on charges of the hit killer manslaughter that killed one pedestrian and ended at two ot
states during an interview with nbc news. president karzai blamed u.s. and nato forces for some of the insecurity in his country. he says he doesn't like the act that hundreds of prisoners are still being helled from the country and he signed that back in march with the president obama. he says he will not sign any more agreements with the u.s. until those prisoners are transferred. >>> well, the fiscal cliff is looming unless congress takes action to avoid it. coming up at 7:15, the number of california defense department jobs that could be lost if automatic trick -- automatic tax cuts are formed. >>> bill clinton says he's not sure if hillary clinton will run for president. she said she does not want to continue a secretary of state for president obama's second term. she said she wants to focus on issues to -- that are important to women. >>> let's see what tara is seeing on 880. >> we have a lot of traffic on pinole and then past the golden gate gate. we're in berkeley/emeryville. we have a traffic issue in here. 280, northbound towards santa clara, looking pretty bad. give y
ocean around 5:18 p.m. local time. that is around midnight here in san francisco. the u. s g s says the are quick stroke about 200 mi. off the coast of japan. the epicenter was about 6 mi. beneath the seabed. buildings in tokyo's way for several minutes. there were reports of at least two people injured. >> pish japan's real logical at sea has with it is not rewarded for the country's northeastern coast. according to the sun on the information center. a destructive pacific wise and non is not expected. the quick off the coast of north is in japan is the same region but was hit by the masses are quick as a nominee in march to about 11. >> for the after known mostly sunny conditions slightly warmer highs in yesterday's. partly cloudy and cool into the evening hours. taking a look at current visibility down about 1/2 mile in santa rosa. over the course of a mile in napa. >> taking a look at fog trucker 4 we are seeing the fog now. it will clear quickly by 8:00 a.m. still sticking around in santa rosa and the bay shore. will clear soon after that by noontime we will have plenty of sunsh
conversion therapy for minors is on hold u.s. district judge ruled late yesterday the state must hold off because of concerns it could infringe on first amendment rights. the ruling only applies to the southern california therapist who are trying to overturn the ban. governor brown signed the ban earlier this year. set to take effect january 1st. >>> britain's kate middleton remains in the hospital following the announcement that she and prince william are expecting their first child. kate is being treated for severe morning sickness which causes severe dehydration and nausea and affects one out of every 285 pregnancies. she is expected to make a full recovery. stay with abc7 morning news katie marzullo will have more. lara spencer is in london and will have a live report coming up at 7:00. >>> traffic and weather together next on the abc7 morning news. live look outside you are looking at the golden gate bridge traffic heading to san francisco, dry here now, rain is on the way, meteorologist mike nicco will have the full forecast. sue hall will check traffic and mass transit. >>> wooing
tomorrow. charlie is accused of attacking and injuring a u.s. park police officer and horse august 6th. animal care and control seized the case nine and deemed him too vicious to stay alive. more than 90,000 sign add online petition to save him. >>> police in half moon bay looking for thief or thiefs who broke into a church and made off with more than $10,000 worth of video equipment. theft happened between wednesday night and sunday afternoon. video camera, two mixers and laptop were taken. police say whoever did it, tried to steal the van. >>> spending scandal involving a strip club has caused director of the port of oakland his job. james kwan has agreed to retire this month. he's accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper period s. officials now have a new -- new set of rules, including new spending guidelines. >>> san francisco board considering legislation to expand no smoking policies in the city. land reports may be forces to tell renters if their new neighbor
weapons. ta she said the u.s. is planning to take action if there is credible evidence of a threat. she did not say whether there that woinformation that would suggest an attack is imminent. theire reiterated, chemical heapons are a red line for the ed statstates. >> i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do hatthe event of credible evidence that the assad regime hemicalorted to using chemical weapons against their own people. >> reporter: the international community has failed to peop intervene in the conflict that as killed nearly 38,000 syrians since the uprising began. e are ds this morning," margaret brennan, prague. >>> in japan this morning at least nine people are dead after it's unclof a highway tunnel collapsed. it's unclear why those massive concrete slabs broke away from the tunnel walls on sunday. smoke an lucy craft reports smoke and wi dust are interfering with rescue operations at that tunnel about 0 mimles west of tokyo. >> reporter: surveillance grimas inside the tunnel relayed the grim conditions inside. eteestimated 270 concrete toning panels, weig
: same-sex marriage. we have breaking news for you on the national. the justices of the u.s. supreme court will rule on the california proposition 8. the voter approval initiative the funding marriage between a man and woman a. sides of the debate. because the high court has same sex marriage remains on hold in california, until there is a ruling. >> this is about fundamental coverage. j. r. stone is standing by. >>pam: with reaction from both here to break down what >> because the high court has agreed to hear this case, same sex marriage remains on hold in california, until there is a ruling. the validity of same sex marriage in california has been an issue since 2004. and now we know, we will get the final word by next summer legal briefs will be filed and the case will be argued early next years. possibly in the spring. then the supreme court should issue its ruling very likely by the end of june. and we should also note the supreme court has also agreed to review the federal defense of marriage act. legal experts say agreeing to review both cases is significant. >> it indicate
. -- a rise orrive once the rain comes tomorrow they still have a lot of work to do. >> watching the u.s. supreme court and they could decide today whether they will hear california's proposition 8 case. the court will be releasing its latest of a posting on -630 this morning. california voted prop 8 was unconstitutional. we will see if the justices reviewed the case. they met on friday behind closed doors to see which cases would be heard. if they decide they're not going to get a same-sex marriage case the ruling here in california will stand. same- sex marriages could resume this week. if they decide to hear the case of than same- sex marriages will be on hold until the court makes its decision. this is one of 10 same-sex marriage cases in front of the supreme court right now. most of the others involve the federal law. we will see what the supreme court decides in less than 30 minutes. >> fiscal cliff tops standof the average middle-class family would have to pay about $2,000 a year more in taxes. house speaker john bain of lands the stalemate on the obama administration. he says the
member jobs report this morning it is coming out the last 35 minutes and surprisingly the u.s. added 146,000 jobs last month. not great numbers of the numbers were expected to be half that because of all the layoffs of people on able to work because of super storm sandy. we had 140,000 americansaw a drop in te unemployment rate to 7.7%. this is the lowest since december 2008. > a month after his election present obama has a sizable rating and more than a year. the poll finds the president's rating stands at 57 per cent the highest since may last year when navy seals killed outside a leader osama bin live in. applies more americans that the nation is headed in the right direction. 42 percent say the country is on the right track and a majority believe is likely president obama will improve the economy. however americans are divided on what a president he has been. but 37 percent think he's been above or above average or outstanding. 36 percent say below average or four. >> the us supreme court scheduled to meet behind closed doors again today to consider reviewing the legal issues regardi
, for the month of november. it was a bit of a surprise. the u.s. added 146,000 jobs last month. this drops the unemployment rate to 7.7%. if this is the lowest since december 2008. we will see how this news impacts the market is when they open and about 50 minutes, but some positive news on the jobs front. >> a month after his reelection. president obama has his highest approval rating in more than a year. an associated press poll finds that the president's rating stands at 57% to highest since may of last year. when a seals killed al qaeda leader osama bin laden. the poll also finds more americans think the nation isdirection. 42 percent say that the country is on the right track and a majority believe is likely mr. obama will improve the economy. >> the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to meet behind closed doors began today to consider reviewing the legal issues regarding same-sex marriage. that includes the challenge to california's controversial proposition 8. if the court refuses to review the prop. 8 case same-sex marriage would be legal in california and same-sex couples could marry
. >>> a journey has come to an end for john mcafee who arrived in the u.s. last night from guatemala. he was deported to the u.s. this morning he denied murdering his neighbor and said his trouble began when he refused to pay a bribe. >> began last year when soldiers stormed my property, shot my dog in the head. troyed my -- destroyed my home. >> u.s. authorities haven't questioned john mcafee and don't plan to. he will talk to authority physical they come to the u.s. >>> >>> dropping manslaughter charges. the bus struck and killed a nurse in a sidewalk. the bus driver told police she didn't see her. the bus was traveling 7 miles an hour. investigators say the bus video recorder showed the afternoon sun caused visibility problems that intersection. >>> san francisco seen a rise in domestic violence cases this year. ktvu's david stevenson shows us a new campaign to turn the trend around. >> reporter: san francisco officials launched a peace at home campaign to reduce domestic violence cases. >> we know from years of experience and data suggested to us that domestic violence goes up during
in stocks. it will be tough to find that holiday cheer in today's news slow. u.s. stock features are flat following the market's slide during monday's thinly traded session which was stored for a holiday. investors remain concerned that congress and the administration will be unable to break the deadlock in talks to resolve the looming fiscal cliff crisis. president obama is ending his out vacation in hawaii today to make a late bid to reach a deal before the year and. the white house that he should be back in washington tomorrow when house and senate members are expected to reconvene. new this morning a car bomb had outside the u.s. base in eastern afghanistan has killed three people and injured six civilians. afghanistan police say the blast killed a security guard and two truck drivers delivering supplies. the tal bang claims responsibility for the attack which happened after a minibus stop at a deep for a security check. the international security assistance for says the base has been secured. if sampras as the woman will be arraigned today on charges of vehicular manslaughter that ki
morning, at which point there will be just over 12-hours until the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff. >>> if nothing is done by midnight monday, mandatory tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in, impacting every american. elizabeth corridan is monitoring the situation and brings us the latest. --reporter pkg-as follows -- " as we gather with so much work undone, guide our lawmakers with your wisdom." the senate convened its rare sunday session with a prayer for progress. the house returned from its holiday hiatus. with less than 48- hours until the u-s economy goes over what's being called the fiscal cliff - lawmakers are locked in a fierce face-off over a set of spending cuts and tax hikes. >>> "we're apart on some pretty big issues." "i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner." >> reporter: on n-b-c's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for everyone but the wealthiest americans. >>> "regardless of partisan differences, our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up th
your money in the local area. >> but, buying local is not always easy. in the last 10 years the u.s. cut more than 3.5 million manufacturing jobs. making many expensive and hard to find. >> local and american. [ laughter ] >> oh, good. that is great. >> reporter: yes, the smallest parts of the project. she found a store carrying american made hardware the cost was almost overwhelming. >> when i decided on this i thought it would be in my budget. but it was $2500. >> yes. rough he. >> yes. $2500 and i budgeted around $700. >> reporter: but she bought the u.s. version any way and had them installed alongside her ge appliances, models made in the u.s. it took longer and cost $3,000 to $4,000 more but the result was worth it. >> you have to support what you believe in. >> reporter: better product made closer to home. >> keeping the dream alive! >> reporter: back to you. >>> the flood threat for the truckie river is over tonight. flooding that was expected. never happened. that is because the storm turned out to be colder than expected. turning rain to snow and troping snow levels to
to the supreme court to be more level headed and more royal to their boss, the u.s. constitution. >> both sides do agree on one thing. the fate will likely race on a californian who decides controversial cases. >> the swing vote is anthony kennedy from sacramento. >> i think he's our hope. >> high court we'll take a look at the constitutional of doma which shuts doubt benefits for same-sex marriage couples ruling foz both cases expected by june. >> thank you. >> defense of marriage act signed into law in 1996. in february, 2004, san francisco began)cuh issuing same-sex marriage licenses until an order to stop in march. in 2005 california legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. but waits vetoed by governor schwartzeneggar. three years later put to a vote. prop 8 passes banning same-sex marriage. and 2010, prop 8 ruled unconstitutional. >> we'll have more on the question at 6:00. let's move on to other news. a major road in eastern contra costa county is closed because of a fatal car crash. sky 7 is over the scene. you're looking at aftermath of a terrible head on collision. the c
opposition group. the u.s. is expected to recognize the new opposition council as the only legitimate representative of the syrian people at an international conference in morocco. britain and france, they've already extended full recognition to that coalition. >>> well, secretary of state, hillary clinton, was supposed to represent the u.s. tomorrow at the friends of syria meeting in mow co but she has a -- morocco but she has a stomach flu. >>> congress is scheduled to break for the holidays this friday. as alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, both parties have their sticking points. alison? >> reporter: tori, the pressure is on. members of congress are back this morning after a long weekend. and in just about 15 minutes, democrats will be speaking out about the fiscal cliff saying medicaid should not be subject to cuts. in the past 48 hours since president obama and john boehner met face to face, no details on the discussions have -- have been released. the president said he's willing to compromise but maintains his stance on tax increases for the wealthy. >> we
to avoid police, but he spent the last week in a detention facility. today he was flown to the u.s. john mcafee was being held in a detention center in guatemala for immigration violations after he escaped questioning in bough lead about the murder of one of his neighbors. his miami hotel he described to reporters what happened when his plane landed in the u.s. >> they had everybody sit down they said is john mcafee on the plane, then please come forward. they said we are here to help you. please come with us. >> if they want to come here and talk to me, i would be more than happy to talk. >> he told bloomburg news he was concerned about police in belize putting their hands on him. he explained what he meant by that. >> grabbing me, collecting me, doing what they they want to do with me. >> if you read my blog for seven months i have been speaking out against the government openly, angrily. i am a thorn in their side and they want to shut me up. now they can't shut me up. >> it is unclear what if anything will happen now that he is in the states. the u.s. attorney's office and marshals o
to guatemala to avoid police, but he spent the last week in a detention facility. today he was flown to the u.s. john mcafee was being held in a detention center in guatemala for immigration violations after he escaped questioning in bough lead about the murder of one of his neighbors. his miami hotel he described to reporters what happened when his plane landed in the u.s. >> they had everybody sit down they said is john mcafee on the plane, then please come forward. they said we are here to help you. please come with us. >> if they want to come here and talk to me, i would be more than happy to talk. >> he told bloomburg news he was concerned about police in belize putting their hands on him. he explained what he meant by that. >> grabbing me, collecting me, doing what they they want to do with me. >> if you read my blog for seven months i have been speaking out against the government openly, angrily. i am a thorn in their side and they want to shut me up. now they can't shut me up. >> it is unclear what if anything will happen now that he is in the states. the u.s. attorney's office and mars
. >>> we have new details on a powerful storm system that brought blizzard conditions to the central u.s. and spawned a tornado. three people were killed including two in iowa. the storm knocked out power to 400,000 homes and businesses in 13 states and produced a tornado in mobile, alabama. airlines were forced to cancel 600 flights at chicago o'hare international airport. >>> firefighters says it appears no one was inside the house when it the fire started. firefighters believe a candle or cigarette may have started that fire. >>> a is woman in the hospital after life threatening injuries after a car hit a group of people. the four victims were walking near a scenic outlook when a car went speeding by. one managed to get out of the way. the others appear to have been hit by the car. >> the fire department responded to the medical call and the victims were about 30 feet down the hill. they had to bring him up the hill. >> one victim told ktvu he was walking with his mother and two friends visiting from wisconsin when the car hit him. the car was found nearby. four people were inside. on
on adoptions to the u.s. this was russia's response to president obama's anticorruption law. it denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >> it's tragic these children are potentially going to fall victim to senseless politics. >> reporter: the national council for adoption says with 700,000 russian orphans the kids are the ones caught in this political web. >> most of them have been matched with children. they consider these children part of their family already. they've introduced them via pictures and other methods to their siblings here in the united states. and it's really heartbreaking. >> reporter: a heartbreak that could become a reality that can do nothing but wait, watch and hope. >> we're the fong family. we want to provide a home to at least one boy from russia. and we have a home, we have a loving family. we're hoping that all this can move forward and this will be the last christmas he's alone. >> reporter: in reference to this ban, the u.s. state department spokesman said quote, it is misguided to have the fate of chil
are waiting for the u.s. supreme court to reveal within the next hour whether it will weigh in on same-sex marriage. the court is expected to announce whether it will review the legality of prop 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. the court may take up federal defense of marriage act which bars federal benefits to same-sex couples flash flood the court does review prop 8, a ruling will come -- before june if the justices refuse to hear the case lower court decision declaring the ban unconstitutional would stand allowing weddings to resume within days. stay with the abc7 morning news if announcement comes during this newscast we'll buy it to you right way. >>> storm watch in the aftermath of weekend storms that hit northern california one of the hardest hit areas in a lafayette neighborhood big sinkhole there we have a reporter on scene we'll tell you more. on mountain view near mount diablo boulevard. we'll check in with amy hollyfield. >>> people who live in a vallejo mobile home park are back home after being flooded out over the weekend. the mobile park was under water yesterd
one that dumped more than a foot of snow in the federal u.s. has disrupted air travel. it's now over the great lakes. at least seven deaths have been reported including three in iowa. victims were killed in a 30 car pileup on interstate 35. also the power was knocked out for 400,000 homes anopias in -- homes and businesses in about 13 states. o'hare airport canceled hundreds of flights. o'hare is the hub for united airlines. flights are expected to be back on schedule today. >>> it is coming up on 5:04. overnight a police chase ended in a firey crash in antioch. it happened after 1:30 this morning on highway 4. a robbery suspect hit a retaining wall during a police chase and his car burst into flames. the suspect managed to get out of the car and run off but he was found about two blocks away. and taken to the hospital. >>> also in overnight news fire torched the inside of a san pablo home. lorraine blanco is live at the scene on collin street with details on what may have led to this emergency. good morning, lorraine. >> reporter: good morning. it's barely a a.m. you -- it's barely
news... we're talking about money, politics.... and why the u- s is suddenly 'very' disturbed about a dangerous new development in syria.. but first.. the 9-1-1 calls have been released from this weekend's murder-suicide involving n-f-l player jovan belcher. the kansas city linebacker shot and killed his girlfriend, the mother of his three-month-old daughter, before killing himself. >> the latest fatal tragedy involving an n-f-l player began saturday morning. >> dispatcher:"shooting, 5401 crysler .. incident .. 22-year-old female." >> "i believe our suspect is a chiefs player." >> "ok, i've got two coaches, one other employee here who's trying to beg with this guy." >> "we've got shots fired .. (noise) self-inflicted, one in the head, get in here." >>catherine: it's clear what happened: police say chiefs linebacker jovan belcher shot his girlfriend kasandra perkins, the mother of their three-month old daughter, multiple times, then drove to the team's training facility and shot himself in front of his coach and general manager. but why remains unanswered. within hours, the team and
in the story coming up. >> new video he there reportedly shows the u.s. john shot down and i around. >> a lot of clouds and that shot over our roof cam this morning. temperatures are on the mild side. we do have rain headed our way is to our north. we're saying light rain east right around chico. it rain later on this afternoon for the north bay and maybe for the bay area. storm tracker from our shows you where the rain as located just north of santa rosa. we have maybe a half inch of rain on the way for the bay area. i have full details on what to expect and when exactly you need your umbrella coming up in my next report. >> we are taking a look at the peninsula on the 1 01 and northbound direction where at holly street in san carlos we have received word that there is a large pot hole and the roadway that may be affecting the traffic. it was reported on the northbound side of highway 1 01. we are seen some slow traffic around 90 to enter change but that itself is not a problem. it is typical see some slowing there. there is a report that there may be a large pot hole that has ashley flatten
of supervisors for final approval. in berkeley, ann notarangelo, cbs 5. >>> as for u.s. drones over the middle east, the navy says it's not missing any. iran claims to have captured an unmanned america aircraft over the persian gulf and showed it off on tv. the u.s. government denies it. >>> a bipartisan group of governors met with the president and congress to make a deal on the "fiscal cliff." they could lose funding if there's not a plan to stop automatic cuts. the dow was down 14 closing below 13,000. the nasdaq was down 5.5 points. the s&p 500 lost 2. >>> it's pay back time for a bay area politician accused of using his procurement card like a personal slush fund. santa clara county board president george shirakawa has been ordered to immediately repay nearly $13,000 in charges. that's after a scathing internal audit found he had been billing taxpayers for things like golf fees and rental car upgrades. shirakawa says he will return most of the money but is challenging some of the charges. >>> on the bay area watch san jose police are looking for the owners of 300 marijuana plants found th
. >> we are now just a few weeks away from christmas, and the u.s. postal service is changing its service. it may help all of you procrastinators. >> a shooting on a california indian reservation leaves four people dead. the possible motive behind today's tragedy shooting. $ >>> we have developing news out of san francisco at this hour. police say two people, a man and a woman were found bound and gagged lying in the street in the bay view district this evening. both people were alive, but unconscious. the victims were discovered around 8:30 this evening, on brussels street, near manziel street. >>> today was the first day in washington state that same sex couples could legally marry. debra horn has more on the historic celebration. >> reporter: neither the gloom, nor the cold. >> the weather kind of sucks, but inside, i'm a balmy 75 degrees. >> reporter: nor the kicks of a child to be. >> i think she's happy too. >> reporter: not even the lack of appointed time. >> we're on stand by today. >> reporter: could keep them away from seattle city hall on this glorious days. after a lifetime of
. very sad day for me. >> u.s. officials will investigate the plane crash that killed her and others. >>> the body of 28-year-old nicolas cheque is back in the united states now. the navy seal died over the weekend during an operation and rescue of an american doctor kidnapped by the taliban. pentagon officials say the doctor was in imminent danger of being killed. he was rescued unharm but officer cheque died from gunshots wounds in the battle. a high school friend and cheque always wanted to be in the military. >> that was his plan. it wasn't college, it wasn't engineering. it was -- i'm interested in being in the military and in living that lifestyle, serve my country. that's what he wanted to do. >> seven taliban members were killed in the rescue operation. cheque a 10-year veteran was part of the elite u.s. special forces team. that same elite unit carried out the raid that killed osama bin laden. >>> a las vegas-bound flight from seattle had to make an emergency landing in sacramento because of the smell of smoke. an airport spokeswoman says the alaska airlines flight landed ar
. you may know norad, the joint u- s - canadian military operation that monitors north american skies, helps kids follow santa's flight every year. since 2007, norad had used google earth. but this year, the guardian reports the tracker is going with bing maps, as google is offering its own competing santa you can follow santa at "norad santa,org", or "google ,com/santa tracker". we will take a break. 4:14. this live look at the oakland to a site of the bay bridge. an easy drive it through the toll plaza and the span. >> 4:15 a powerful winter storm is threatening much of the midwest. the national weather service has issued a states. natisha lance has more details on how the storm could affect your holiday travel. just ahead on friday, there are of blizzard conditions on the plains of the midwest. the first major storm dropping several inches in colorado. they are maneuvering some icy conditions. 156 miles on 76 east denver was closed. >> what you should start thinking is changing your plans on thursday. >> wiz concert could. the bond with 1 ft. of snowfall and the gusting at 50 mph.
social features to it streaming media service in the u.s.. >> the company confirms that the congress passed a bill that drops restrictions on sharing user's video rental history. these revisions now with president obama signature before becoming law. >> lifting the restrictions allowing net flicks his additional there was also to media outlets by facebook and twitter. >> the new feature will be available to use in the u.s. starting the new year. >> continuing to track gas price across the bay area the average price of private picture posted by mark zuckerbergs sister on a parcel that the profile of the lead. facebook marketing directors of following them posted on twitter count for more than $40,000 to sea. >> and his sister ready to it at the facebook directors and a picture was meant for france only. >> content to dry gas price across bay area the average price per gallon of regular gasoline remains at three rows in sentences col. $3.49 and oakland. $3.50 in san jose. and at $3 system to sent here in california statewide. >> to toyota settled with our orders over unintended acceler
of the decision about whether the u.s. supreme court will take up the case of proposition 8 could come as early as this morning. we were hoping to get where friday did it not happen. they will post their decision this morning at 630. the court was scheduled to discuss the gay rights issue on friday. four justices must agree to hear the case before it can afford. if there is no decision the justices may discuss them at a future conference including one on december 7th. if they decide not to take on the issue we can wait to get word from the court as to whether there will hear the case. it struck down a marriage will resume in california. >> the national news announced the latest on the looming fiscal cliff. house minority leader nets deposing wants to vote. - vote nancy pelosi . >> with a so-called fiscal cliff and higher taxes for all americans looming. >> right now i will say we are nowhere. >> the house speaker blamed the stalemate on the obama administration. he said they are not taking republicans seriously with plans to close loopholes and limited deductions without raising taxes. >> off
relationship with a student. the u.s. supreme court prepares to rule on proposition 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. we will have more news on this historic case. >> and after the rain and wind. the bay area is in joint sunny skies and warmer temperatures this weekend. >> we are waking up to a pretty dense fog. there is a fog advisory that has been issued. for the afternoon will be mostly sunny and slightly warmer that yesterday. into the evening we do have clear skies and it may get pretty breezy and the high elevations. visibility is down less than a quarter mile. the second look at the visibility charge. fairfield in concord are at about a mile. if you're going to be driving should allow yourself extra drive times and turn your headlights on. the >> temperatures are chilly for the start of this morning. 34 degrees in vallejo and we're expecting a pretty mild afternoon. 63 degrees in santa rosa and low 60's for down in the peninsula. your full extended forecast will be coming up. >> we will continue to track the weather after a few weekends of bed storm. it is expected to be a nice f
in the u.s. because the pilots can fly open unexpectedly and block the driver's vision. the recall affects 2010 through 2012 chevrolet colorado and gmc kenyan midsized trucks. if the main last is not fastened, the hood could open. gm found a problem after getting too complex. the recall is expected to begin next month. the >> it's showtime for ups!. the carrier today says that this will be the peak sipping day and the busiest is history. the men and women and brown will deliver 28 million packages in the u.s.. that's about 300 parcels every second! tomorrows the deadline to make sure the chair gives will arrive by christmas eve. >> which will be wreck bacteriright back. line welcome back in the 7:14 a.m.. we are tracking the storm that has hammered the midwest overnight. here is new video coming in on the bigger box on left side here is video out of omaha, neb. where you can see heavy snow in the area. the storm is being blamed for at least three deaths. on video out kansas city, missouri who is seeing heavy rain. out of the milwaukee wisconsin area they are dealing with snow as well. >> a
to the hospital. >>> the new york stock exchange has been sold. what it means for investors and the u.s. economy. >> reporter: a grandmother gunned down near her house. >>> a very cold start to the day. coming up, the neighborhoods that are currently in the upper 20s and when rain returns to the forecast. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. >>> it's thursday, december 20th. we begin with breaking news out of san francisco where a firefighter has been taken to the hospital after a fire. lorraine blanco is live on broad street with the information on the firefighter's condition and how muni service is being affected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. i can first tell you that an arson investigator is on scene right now trying to determine the cause of this fire. firefighters say it started in a second-floor unit of this apartment building. you can't tell from the outside but according to the assistant fire chief he just told me there's quite extensive damage inside a rear unit. let's take a
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